11:1 And 1 it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of a
commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to
teach and to preach in b their cities.
(1) Christ shows by his works that he is the promised Messiah.
(a) Of instructing them with precepts.
(b) The disciples' cities, that is to say, in Galilee,
where many of them were born; (Ac 2:7).
11:72 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the
multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the
wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
(2) The similarity and the difference between the ministry of
the prophets, the preaching of John, and the full light, of
the gospel, which Christ has brought.
11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women
there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist:
notwithstanding he that is least in the c kingdom of
heaven is greater than he.
(c) In the new state of the Church where the true glory of
God shines: the people are not compared together, but
the types of doctrines, the preaching of John with the
law and the prophets: and again, the most clear
preaching of the gospel is compared with John's.
11:13 For all the prophets and the law d prophesied until
(d) They prophesied of things to come, which are now
present, and clearly and plainly seen.
11:163 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? e It is
like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling
unto their fellows,
(3) There are none who are more stout and stubborn enemies of
the gospel, than they to whom it ought to be most
(e) He blames the perverseness of this age, by a proverb, in
that they could be moved neither with rough nor gentle
11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say,
Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of
publicans and sinners. 4 But f wisdom is justified of
(4) That which the many refuse, the elect and chosen embrace.
(f) Wise men acknowledge the wisdom of the gospel when they
11:205 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of
his mighty works were done, because they repented not:
(5) The proud reject the gospel offered to them (to their great
hurt and pain) which leads to the salvation of the simple.
11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O
Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid
these things from the wise and prudent, and hast g
revealed them unto babes.
(g) Through the ministry of Christ, who alone shows the
truth of all things pertaining to God.
11:26h Even so, Father: for so it seemed i good in thy
(h) This word shows that he contents himself in his
(i) God's will is the only rule of righteousness.
11:276 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no
man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any
man the Father, save the Son, and [he] to whomsoever the
Son will reveal [him].
(6) There is no true knowledge of God, nor quietness of mind,
but only in Christ alone.
11:30 For my yoke [is] k easy, and my burden is light.
(k) May easily be carried. For his commandments are not
grievous, for all who are born of God overcome the
world; (1Jo 5:4).